‘Justice League’ takes no.1

It might have scored top of the North American box office, but Justice League didn't have the super opening weekend predicted, falling short of expectations with takings of $96 million, according to industry estimates released Sunday.

Chinese herdsmen nurture modern life on grassland

The herdsman taps his mobile phone and off in the distance, the gate of his sheepfold swings open.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/13 11:11:36

Alibaba's Jack Ma fails to win applause with kung fu debut

Similar to how people never imagined that a school teacher-turned entrepreneur would one day build one of the largest e-commerce empires in the world some 30 years ago, it is hard to believe that Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba, can now be considered a film star.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/12 17:38:39

Shanghai Museum to hold China’s largest fresco exhibition

Chinese restorers have selected 89 original fresco paintings, some centuries old, for what will be the largest fresco exhibition to be held in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/12 17:23:40

Sierra Leone miners unearth 476-carat gem in yet another giant diamond discovery

Sierra Leone said on Saturday miners had unearthed a huge 476-carat diamond, eight months after an even more valuable find in the country's diamond-rich east.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/12 16:23:40

US Comedian Louis C.K. admits sexual misconduct as Hollywood cuts ties

Comedian Louis C.K. admitted on Friday to engaging in sexual misconduct as recounted by several women, three of whom said he had masturbated in front of them, and television and film companies moved quickly to sever ties.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/12 16:23:39

Extreme dining in Shanghai: French chef’s twist on haute cuisine

A van spirits 10 guests to a secret location in Shanghai, where they enter a non-descript industrial building as Strauss's theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey fills the air.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/7 18:22:38

Factory worker takes No.1 at first Tiramisu World Cup

An Italian factory worker won the first ever Tiramisu World Cup on November 5, beating 700 other amateurs to whip up the softest and creamiest version of Italy's famous dessert.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/7 18:22:38

13-tonne hotpot served at Chongqing hotpot festival

Standing 1.06 meters tall and weighing 13 tonnes, a giant hotpot with a diameter of 10 meters was set up Thursday at a festival in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, the birthplace of the hot and spicy stockpot of mutton, beef and vegetables.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/10 7:57:51

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Source: Global Times | 2017/11/10 5:03:40


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Source: Global Times | 2017/11/10 5:03:40

Historic Jewish quarter of Marrakesh sees tourism revival

The once teeming Jewish area of Moroccan tourist gem Marrakesh is seeing its fortunes revived as visitors including many from Israel flock to experience its unique culture and history.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/10 5:03:40

Peru seeks to boost tourism with new media campaign

From backpacking in the Andes to luxury Amazon river cruises, Peru has positioned itself as one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world. Peru has enjoyed a growing tourism industry with more and more people visiting the country year on year.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/10 5:03:40


Happy birthday: Taking on additional responsibility at work will endear yourself to your superiors, thereby raising your chances for a promotion or raise. Exciting changes are afoot at home. You are in for an interesting weekend. Your lucky numbers: 1, 3, 6, 13, 15.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/10 5:03:39